Taking the plunge to cut carbs and live healthily via the Keto lifestyle doesn’t have to be a chore. There are tons of delicious keto diet snacks you can make right at home in just a few minutes.
The key to eating healthy food is more than just preparing healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. It’s equally important to have some healthy snack options available. If you’re eating keto or paleo, there are tons of excellent keto snacks and treats you can indulge in without breaking your healthy diet.
Dealing with cravings is one of the most complex parts of any healthy lifestyle change, but these easy keto snacks take off a lot of pressure and make sticking with keto truly a pleasure!
The ketogenic diet has garnered much attention in recent years, and for good reason. This low-carb, high-fat eating plan has been praised for its potential health benefits and weight-loss success. One crucial aspect of maintaining a keto lifestyle is having a selection of delicious and nutritious keto-friendly snacks on hand.
Navigating the world of keto snacks can be challenging, especially when trying to find tasty options that align with the strict macronutrient ratios required for this diet. We’ll explore a variety of snack options that cater to the keto way of eating, satisfying hunger pangs during those mid-day slumps or late-night cravings, all without derailing your progress.
From pre-packaged treats to homemade creations, you will be well-equipped with a pantry full of keto-friendly snacks to support your journey. Stay tuned as we dive into the delectable world of low-carb, high-fat snacking.
Below we’ve collected some of the best keto snacks around that are sure to satisfy any cravings while making your taste buds sing.
We’ve got fantastic keto snack recipes like Keto Peanut Butter Cookies, Keto popcorn, and Peanut Butter Fat Bombs.
Check out these 27 great homemade keto snacks.
One of the most popular keto friendly snacks that are also super easy to make is keto granola bars. Loaded with seeds and nuts, these keto bars are the perfect fuel to start your day.
This deliciously crunchy snack is also a fantastic low carb snack or afternoon pick-me-up for when you’re on the go.
And did you know in the U.K, they call granola bars “flapjacks?” I’m pretty sure that nickname would have a lot of folks over in the states clutching their pearls!
Now, traditional granola bars are made with an oat base with lots of honey. However, these keto snacks replace oats with seeds and nuts and use an alternative keto-friendly sweetener.
Among crunchy keto snacks, these keto tortilla chips are the perfect go-to snacks when you crave something salty. These keto chips are light and crispy but not too thin, making them perfect for dipping!
Now, while tortilla chips are traditionally made with corn, there are keto and non-keto recipes out there now that allow you to make tortilla chips from a wide variety of base ingredients like quinoa, sweet potato, kale, lentils, etc.
This keto recipe uses mozzarella cheese and almond flour with just a touch of flaxseed meal to make the dough. The results are mind-blowingly delicious chips that even your non-keto friends will get hooked on!
One of the best healthy keto snack ideas is these keto zucchini chips. This low calorie snack is the perfect healthy alternative to potato chips, plus they are packed with way more flavor!
One of the dangers of crashing your keto diet is the temptation to snack mindlessly on something. We’ve all done it, but with keto zucchini chips, you can now munch until your heart’s content with zero guilt.
This keto recipe is simple: Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper, olive oil, zucchini, paprika, and garlic powder.
You’ll want to make sure you slice your keto zucchini chips thin but not too thin. Once they are out of the oven, you’ll have perfectly seasoned keto snacks to enjoy for any occasion!
Keto puppy chow, also known as muddy buddies, are nut-free keto snacks made with homemade keto cereal and chocolate. Even without peanut butter, these protein-packed little nuggets are quick and easy to make, plus they are 100 percent sugar-free – not to mention paleo, and vegan too!
Whether it’s for a summer BBQ, holiday party, or for the big game, these sweet keto treats are just the thing to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Now, the traditional puppy chow snack is made with Chex cereal tossed in melted peanut butter and chocolate and dosed with powdered sugar.
Obviously, this is not exactly keto friendly, so this keto recipe uses nut-free peanut butter and a keto crunchy cereal to achieve the same great taste we know and love.
Now, even those on the keto diet might grimace at the idea of eating kale as a keto snack, but let us tell you, this recipe for keto kale chips will make you a believer!
One of the best things about the keto diet is turning foods that you wouldn’t usually think of as “snack material” into healthy, super-tasty keto snacks you can add to your arsenal of low calorie, zero guilt munchies.
Now, this recipe is pretty simple and uses curry powder, but if curry’s not your thing, you can always add your own seasonings, like Italian herbs, garlic powder, chili powder, or even salt and pepper. There are no limits to how you can flavor up your kale chips.
Many folks who don’t follow the keto diet pity us because they assume we can’t eat certain foods like cookies or that our alternatives are not as tasty. Meanwhile, we just sit back and enjoy keto recipes like these low carb keto peanut butter cookies with a secret smile because we don’t want to share them!
You can also make tons of other keto-friendly cookies, like chocolate chips and almond butter cookies.
Best of all, this recipe only uses three simple ingredients, such as peanut butter, keto-friendly sweetener such as monk fruit, and either egg or chia seeds, depending on if you also want to make it vegan friendly.
For folks who love cheesy crackers like Cheezits, thanks to this fantastic keto recipe for keto-friendly cheese crisps, you can now enjoy all of the crispy, cheesy deliciousness without the carbs and sugar.
In fact, these cheese crisps use only one ingredient – cheese!
You’ve got a low carb cracker and keto chip wrapped up into one outrageously tasty and crunchy snack.
Plus, you can add your own unique blend of seasonings like cajun seasoning mix or Everything But the Bagel seasoning.
These savory keto crisps are perfect by themselves or with your favorite keto dips like guacamole.
When it comes to quick keto snacks, this keto recipe for ants on a log is just the thing you need to enjoy a few healthy and tasty bites of heaven!
The recipe is simple and uses only three ingredients: celery, peanut butter, and keto chocolate chips.
The chocolate chips and peanut butter mix in with the crunchy celery for a unique taste that no candy bar can even come close to beating!
You can also add nuts like pecans for even more nutty goodness!
This easy no-bake dessert has layers of sugar-free, gluten-free, paleo cookie crumbles along with creamy low-carb cheesecake and sweet mixed berries.
There are lots of good keto snacks out there, but when you’re craving something more decadent, this keto recipe for chocolate peanut butter fat bombs definitely hits the target!
This low-carb snack has only 1.2 grams of net carbs each. It only requires six simple ingredients: natural peanut butter, butter, vanilla extract, sea salt, powdered monk fruit allose blend, sugar-free peanut flower, and sugar-free dark chocolate chips.
To make 48 treats takes about 20 minutes of prep time, 10 minutes to cook, and about an hour and ten minutes of chilling time. Once they’re ready, you’ve got dozens of sweet keto snacks that only taste like “cheating.”
11. Lettuce Wraps
An excellent go-to keto snack that’s great for lunch or even breakfast is lettuce wraps. Honestly, who needs bread when you’ve got savory meats like organic turkey and bacon mixed with mustard, red onion, and tomato, all wrapped in cool, crunchy lettuce?
These wraps are super easy to make, and you can substitute turkey for all kinds of fabulous fillings like chicken salad, egg salad, BLT, tuna salad, chicken caesar, grilled chicken & veggies, and more!
With so many options, there’s no way you can get bored with this keto snack, making it a great on-the-go meal.
The key to a successful keto diet is giving yourself enough options to feel like you’re not sacrificing but winning (maybe even cheating a bit). And this recipe for keto chocolate mousse certainly feels like you’re pulling a fast one!
This four-ingredient treat uses sweetener (like monk fruit), heavy cream, vanilla, and unsweetened cocoa to create a creamy, chocolatey dessert that only makes you feel like you’re getting over on your diet.
And that feeling is one of the things that keeps us going!
13. Cauliflower Tots
One of the most amazing things about a keto diet is taking veggies and turning them into healthy and delicious alternatives to some of our favorite snacks. And for folks who crave crunchy and cheesy tater tots, this alternative keto recipe for cheesy baked cauliflower tots will make you do a happy dance!
This bite-sized keto snack is gluten-free and low-carb but tastes like a cheat meal. The best thing about cauliflower is that it’s a veggie you can easily disguise, making it almost undetectable to veggie-hating kids and adults.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe: sharp cheddar cheese, cauliflower, parmesan cheese, almond flour, your choice of seasoning, veg-sal, and black pepper.
14. Keto Popcorn
No keto snacks list is complete without mentioning one of our all-time favorite keto snacks – keto popcorn.
One thing that’s absolute torture for anyone, whether you’re a keto beginner or veteran, is walking into a movie theater and smelling all that delicious buttery popcorn.
But following the keto diet doesn’t mean you have to give up this crunchy treat. While this recipe for keto popcorn does take way longer than zapping a bag in the microwave, we can say it’s well worth the wait!
The recipe uses cheddar cheese that’s prepared 24 hours before baking. The good news is that baking takes 3-5 minutes.
Now, baking can get a bit messy with your cheese popping around, so you might want to put your tray on a lower shelf and cover the base of the top shelf with foil for easier cleanup.
And after about 10 minutes of cooling, you’ve got a batch of deliciously flavorful keto popcorn!
15. Keto Breadsticks
Another simple pleasure most folks assume is off-limits to keto diet followers are breadsticks. However, this recipe for keto and low-carb breadsticks is not only easy to make and gluten-free, but they are positively scrumptious!
Here are the ingredients you’ll need: Mozzarella cheese, almond flour, ground flaxseed, baking powder, coconut flour, yeast (optional), cream cheese, and egg.
You can also add an extra-cheesy topping using white cheddar cheese, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Another classic snack you can give a keto-twist to is deviled eggs. This keto recipe only needs just a few ingredients, and it’s super-flexible. You can combine your own blend of seasonings and toppings to give you a bit more variety.
This snack is a great low-carb snack or appetizer for any get-together. Plus, you can make deviled eggs ahead of time and store them in your fridge until they are ready to serve.
17. Keto Chex Mix
You’ve probably learned by now that the keto lifestyle is filled with plenty of savory, crunchy snacks, but many folks miss some of their favorites, like Chex mix. Well, now you don’t have to pine the taste of your favorite mix because we’ve found an amazing recipe for keto party mix.
The key to making keto party mix work is substituting many of the crunchy elements like pretzels and cereal with healthier alternatives with the same texture.
As far as taste goes, the seasoning is what gives these ingredients their flavor, so what you’re left with is a perfect alternative that tastes just like your favorite party mix.
18. Keto Hummus
Hummus is a savory dip that most folks consider pretty healthy. However, it has a bit too many carbs for the keto diet. We’ve found a great recipe for roasted cauliflower keto hummus that more than equals traditional hummus to solve this problem.
Instead of chickpeas, you can get a similar blend by using cauliflower. You just need lemon juice, tahini, roasted garlic, and some cumin to give your keto hummus all the rich flavor of traditional hummus.
When processing your cauliflower, you just need a bit of olive oil to give it that creamy hummus texture.
19. Mushroom Pate
Mushroom pate is another quick and easy keto snack you can make in under an hour. It’s not only a tasty keto snack but a great party dip or healthy lunch.
Ingredients for this snack are walnuts, olive oil, garlic clove, red onion, fresh thyme, mushrooms, creme fraiche, butter, mustard, salt, and black pepper.
You’ll start by toasting your walnuts, then cooking your garlic, onion, thyme, and mushrooms in a skillet. Last, you just transfer the remaining ingredients to your food processor and let it do all the work.
20. Keto Trail Mix
Most folks assume traditional trail mix is pretty healthy, but in truth, it can often contain a lot of carbs. This recipe for keto trail mix cuts down on carbs dramatically while leaving you with a hard-to-resist sweet and salty keto snack that’s everything trial mix should be.
This recipe has tested pecans, salted butter, swerve confectioners, keto chocolate chips, salted macadamia nuts, and shredded unsweetened coconut flakes.
It only takes about 10 minutes to whip up a bowl of delicious keto trail mix you can pack and snack on anywhere!
21. Keto Ice Cream
One of the things many keto newbies miss the most is eating ice cream. Well, now you can scratch ice cream off your no-fly list! This recipe for keto ice cream delivers all the creamy sweetness of traditional ice cream with far fewer carbs and zero sugar!
Instead of sugar, you can use a low-carb sweetener like monk fruit and add a bit of vanilla powder for extra flavor.
They also use just a pinch of cream of tartar to help give the ice cream a light and creamy texture.
Get your spoon ready!
If you’re craving the savory, spicy, boldness of your favorite buffalo dip, this recipe for easy keto buffalo chicken dip is just what you need!
This excellent keto recipe bursts with flavor with only a handful of ingredients. Here’s what you will need: boneless skinless chicken breasts (or chicken thighs), hot sauce, water, cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, and keto-friendly ranch dressing.
This recipe calls for an instant pot, which is a cooking device we highly recommend for the keto diet.
These delicious low-carb keto crackers use a blend of tasty nuts and seeds you might already have in your pantry. Best of all, you can enjoy a crispy, crunchy snack that is ready in only 30 minutes.
These yummy crackers are perfect for dipping, or topped with butter, or just as something to munch on.
Ingredients for keto crackers include pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds (raw), sesame seeds (dried and hulled), flax seeds, chia seeds, coconut oil, almond flour, and water.
Now, for this recipe, either chia seeds or flax seeds are essential because they help your other ingredients blend well. You can also substitute one for the other if you use the same quantity.
You should also try topping these keto crackers with some cream cheese and fresh fruit. Yum!
This keto recipe takes another humble veggie and turns it into a healthy and irresistible keto snack. We’re talking about keto broccoli cheddar bites, folks!
These melty, gooey, fried keto cheese balls have a crispy seasoned grain-free crust. They make for the perfect appetizer for game day or any occasion!
One thing we love about this recipe is all the boundless possibilities. For example, you can also add bits of bacon, or green onion, or jalapeno, or a host of other ingredients for extra variety.
As for frying oil, the best to use is beef tallow or lard, but if you want to go vegan, you can also use non-GMO sunflower oil or olive oil.
I also think this would be a curious recipe to try out in an air fryer.
If there’s one cracker many folks miss eating on a keto diet, it’s Ritz crackers. These light, buttery, and crispy crackers are a part of just about everyone’s childhood, and now you can enjoy a keto-friendly copycat version that once again feels like “cheating.”
You can enjoy these crackers with your favorite meats and cheeses or dip them in savory dips like bacon ranch cheese dip.
For your crackers, you just need four ingredients. They include salted butter, superfine almond flour, large eggs, and Xanthan gum.
Don’t forget to chill your rolled-up dough in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before slicing your log up into crackers.
Now, for perfectly round keto Ritz crackers, you can flatten your dough after it comes out of the freezer, then use a small round cookie cutter. If you’re super crafty, you can even take the time to make the bumpy edges.
Personally, I think one of the biggest selling points for the keto diet over other diets is the fact you can have bacon.
Bacon is a word that tends to perk up people’s ears when they hear it, nearly everyone loves a hot slice of savory bacon, and we know our vegan friends will never stop trying to emulate it perfectly.
In the meantime, you can savor the crispy crunch of bacon wrapped around a spicy jalapeno stuffed with ranch seasoned cream cheese. And those are all four of the ingredients you need, bacon, ranch seasoning, cream cheese, and jalapenos.
But, looking at the picture above, who could resist these savory cabbage bites hugged by crispy bacon?
Using a flat grill plate, you can also cook these on a BBQ grill.
Ingredients for this recipe include cabbage, bacon, butter, garlic, dried oregano, pepper, and salt.
For more delicious, easy keto snacks for beginners, check out the video below.
30+ BEST Delicious Keto Snacks (+Keto Tortilla Chips)
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- Melt the cheese using a double boiler.
- When the cheese is melted, mix in the other ingredients, kneading until it’s dough.
- Form the chips.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 375°F.